Portrayal of Vietnam Bike Tour

  • Indulge in the history, culture and cuisine of Vietnam
  • Discover why Hoi An is considered to be an outstanding UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Bike through coastal Vietnam’s trails and swim in the azure blue sea

Dive into the thick of things in Vietnam where old school meets the new and lush countrysides and pristine beaches go hand in hand with bustling wet markets, charming old towns and and trendy young cities. There is something for everyone who ventures here.

Explore Hanoi, temples, pagodas and imperial citadels, visit fine old merchant houses or seek out some some of the world’s best warm water beaches.

Quick Facts

  • Duration

    9 days / 8 nights

  • Start / End

    Hanoi / Saigon

  • Price

    From $3,995 pp dbl. occ.
    The price is indicative and may vary due to size of group, accommodation, time of year you travel

  • Hotels

    Premiere Inns

  • Riding Style

    Easy Rider

  • Local Specialist

    Ms Ly from Saigon, Vietnam

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ITINERARY

Brief Itinerary

* with shuttle
DayPlacePremiere InnsDuration~ Cycling Distance
1HanoiSofitel Metropole130km / 18mi
2 – 3HuéLa Residence225km / 15mi
50km / 30mi
4Lang CoAngsana150km / 30mi
5 – 6Hoi AnAnantara240km / 34mi
30km / 18mi
7 – 8SaigonPark Hyatt240km / 24mi
9Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi

Arrive and settle into your hotel. Post-lunch, bike the busy streets of Hanoi visiting some of the cultural and historical highlights of Hanoi. Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, which was constructed nearly a millennium ago, and is delicately elevated in a pond. Also visit the Temple of Literature, dating back close to a thousand years, is a wonderfully preserved piece of ancient Vietnamese architecture and stands to honour the scholarly achievements of the country’s academics and philosophers. Continue exploring the area around Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake, old quarter including Ngoc Son Temple, which sits perched on a little island in the lake. In the evening, we convene over dinner.

Meals: Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 30km / 18mi

Day 2: Hué Loop

Take an early morning flight and arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage town of Hué, gateway to Central Vietnam.

Today take your bicycle out for a leisurely loop around the imperial town of Hué. Ride past the Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda, Mausoleums and the merchant’s houses along the banks of the Perfume River and through quiet lanes with lush gardens.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 25km / 15mi

Day 3: Hué 

After a hearty breakfast, we take a short transfer out of Hue to  visit the Thanh Toan Bridge, an ancient architectural monument extremely valuable in terms of its history and culture. This is one of two bridges remaining in Vietnam today that retains its unique architectural style. We then cycle on to Dam Chuon Lagoon, a part of the Tam Giang Lagoon system. This is a must see spot for all those who are lovers of beautiful scenery and keen photographers.

We continue riding to Thuan An beach, an ideal place for relaxation. On the way to the beach, there will be many houses, temples, pagodas, rice fields and beautiful gardens to see and explore. Upon arrival at the beach, enjoy a swim and then jump back on the bikes and head to Con Te Islet. 

Loop back to Hue, and stop at Sinh Village – an ancient village well known for its artists and beautiful, traditional, craft woodblock paintings. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance cycled: ~ 50km / 30mi*

Day 4: Lang Co

After a hearty breakfast, we take a short transfer out of Hue to the coast. Begin riding off the beaten track along a picturesque, narrow peninsular road. Cross the estuary of the Perfume River and from here, challenge yourself by cycling up the Phuoc Tuong Pass then take a short transfer to Lang Co and have lunch by the gorgeous lagoon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 50km / 30mi*

Day 5: Hoi An

We bike on over gradual hills in the laidback coastal countryside to climb Hai Van pass for views of this splendid bay. This rugged pass is the final section of the Truong Son Range stretching to the sea. With a new tunnel through the mountain diverting highway traffic, the 11km of this leg will be through quiet roads. From the pass, we go downhill to Da Nang and then continue cycle along the coast then on country roads to Hoi An, a delightful old trading town and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 40km / 24mi*

Day 6: Hoi An

Ride along the Thu Bon River through shrimp and coconut farms where the VC lived during American War towards Cua Dai beach. From here we get on a local ferry for a short ride to Duy Hai Fishing Village (island). A short distance away is the lovely town of Thuan Tinh, set among rice fields and coconut groves. Visit a strawberry garden, and sample strawberry tea and perhaps buy some homemade strawberry wine. Also, witness live silkworms in various stages of maturity. Later check out Thanh Ha ceramic village and then take an hour boat journey back to Hoi An for lunch here. Spend the rest of the day as you wish – beach, shopping, exploring – whatever!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance cycled: ~ 30km / 21mi*

Day 7: Saigon

Transfer to Da Nang airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh city. Arrive in Saigon and settle into your hotel. Today our guide covers some of the classic highlights of Saigon by walk: Ben Thanh Market, War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Continental, Central Post Office.

The tour gives you an excellent introduction to the city’s history and provide you with plenty of opportunities to soak up the unique mix of chaos and tranquility that is modern-day Saigon. 

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8: Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels

Today bike to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an immense network of connecting underground tunnels. A shuttle transfer of about 90min brings us to the Tan Phu Trung village. After a short ride through narrow rural trails, take a ferry to a nearby island and bike past typical rural hamlets, rubber plantations and paddy fields. Another ferry brings us closer to Cu Chi Tunnels. Our guide takes us on a walk through the tunnels and share anecdotes along the way. Try the famous Cassava with green tea and peanut dip, food of soldiers living in the tunnels during the war. After a lunch at local restaurant by the Saigon river, shuttle back to city.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance Cycled: 25km / 15mi*

Day 9: Departure

We will make arrangements for your onward travel.

Meals: Breakfast

MEET THE LOCAL SPECIALIST

Ms Ly

Ms Ly

From Saigon, Vietnam

I have always had an interest in travel and discovering new places, meeting new people and experiencing different cultures. The experience offered on a bike cannot be matched by touring in a car or bus. By seeing the countryside on two wheels, we are able to immerse ourselves in the culture, feel the wind in our face and see what village life is like as we ride through it.

REVIEWS

from our friends

An amazing trip, an amazing guide, and an amazing country!

The company allowed us to customize the trip because we were four people traveling together. The bike routes took us on roads that only a local could discover, through villages, fertile farmland, mountain climbs, and breathtaking coastal vistas. We felt that we really saw the country and the people close up, and Phuc was very informative in addition to being a calm and competent bike guide. He handled small mishaps, such as a minor collision between one of the bike tour participants and a local on a bicycle, with grace and a steady hand. He was always well organized and worked very well with the driver, who I must say, handled the busy and sometimes arduous roads with great skill. I cannot speak highly enough about Phuc, our driver, and the company.

Sue L

We really enjoyed the Hue to Nha Trang cycle trip. I found the company online, and they were quick to respond to my emails, and incredibly helpful. Our guide Tony was superb throughout the trip, giving us interesting information, cycling at just the right speed, making sure the trip was tailored to us in terms of the distance, and making sure we always had enough water :) Our driver Chot was also super smiley and helpful. The cycle routes were great, we got out into the countryside which was beautiful and cycling up the Hai Van pass gives you awesome views.

Georgie

INSPIRATION FROM THE ROAD